Monday, 27 June, 2022
TopicAmazon fires

Topic: Amazon fires

Japan reinvents concerts, UK’s hefty pandemic bill and other global Covid news

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.

The Amazon is still burning, only now the world isn’t watching

Unlike last year, when images of 300-year-old trees ablaze fuelled international outrage, little stands in the way now.

Amazon’s gold, military legacy fuel Brazilian President Bolsonaro’s rainforest rage

Jair Bolsonaro, the subject of global criticism for fanning the flames of the Amazon's destruction, believes the rainforest is a Brazilian asset and not the world's.

Why Brazil has refused G7 funds to tackle Amazon wildfires

Brazil has witnessed a dramatic 85 per cent rise in wildfires in the Amazon rainforest this year.

Many reasons to be appalled by Amazon fires but depleting oxygen supply not one of them

Even a huge increase in forest fires would produce changes in oxygen that are difficult to measure. There’s enough oxygen in the air to last for millions of years.

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Free power & no new taxes in AAP govt’s Punjab Budget, but fiscal consolidation roadmap missing

Finance Minister Harpal Singh Cheema emphasised improving ‘fiscal health’ and augmenting tax revenues in AAP govt's maiden Budget Monday, but outstanding debt expected to rise by 8.4%.

Defence

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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